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Did You Know? How Sleepless Nights Affect your Life
yesterday
Ever have trouble falling asleep? I mean really struggle? Like tossing and turning night after night, and when you wake up in the morning you’re so incredibly tired that the rest of the day just drags on? If this cycle of sleep deprivation has been plaguing your life, then you probably have some form of…
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Did you know? You Can Survive Janu-worry
2 weeks ago
January is arguably the month that most people are not ready for when it arrives. They probably spent loads of money on December celebrations and put it to the back of their minds that January was a few days away. Many people have dubbed this month Janu-worry because of the financial stress that it brings.…
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Did you know? Phobias Can Take Over your Life
3 weeks ago
Have you ever been scared of something that makes no sense? For example, did you know that there are people who are scared of the colour yellow? That is called Xanthophobia. Fear is one of the most intimidating emotions, it can take you out of your safe space and make you realise that you are…
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How To add FunDza as a homepage
5 months ago
Mandy just found out that reading on FunDza is now free – no data required! Every time she logs in she types in the whole address: live.fundza.mobi. But her helpful friend Tamica (that’s me) showed her that there’s no need to do this. You can now add a link to FunDza to your homepage. This…
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How to submit your writing through WhatsApp
8 months ago
Submitting your writing to FunDza has never been easier now that you can submit through FunDza’s WhatsApp portal. To connect with FunDza on WhatsApp, simply text ‘hi’ to 0600 54 8676. You will receive a reply within seconds with a menu where you can find a limited library, information on how to do courses, get…
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How to create a routine for kids during lockdown
9 months ago
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended lockdown to prevent the alarming rate at which COVID-19 is spreading around the country. Kids have been home for a while now, the cartoons are no longer exciting, naptime at this point is World War Three and let’s not forget when you are in a Zoom meeting trying to multi-task…
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Shopping for daddies
10 hours ago
I recall a conversation I had with my best friend about two years back. It was a conversation about absent fathers; the audacity of some men to father children that they do not raise, maintain or support even from a distance. It baffled our minds how this was possible. How someone could just turn their…
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The healing power of connection
a week ago
Recently I had the worst depressive episode of my adult life. It was isolating, exhausting and filled me with hopelessness. Sleep stopped having its restful qualities. I would go to bed tired and wake up exhausted. My depression demanded absolute isolation. In my misery I demanded total solitude so I stopped reaching out to friends,…
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To save a life
2 weeks ago
My friend took her life when we least expected it. The odd thing about her suicide is that she spoke about it a number of times. However, my friends and I could never fully grasp the idea that someone would end their life. At some point, it transformed into a joke we shared when we…
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How do we measure success?
3 weeks ago
Back in the beginning of the year, a friend of mine visited me to show me his brand new car. A few months prior to that, another friend of mine had invited me to go see his new apartment in town, and another one asked me to go celebrate his new job appointment with him.…
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Interracial couples are not “sell-outs”
4 weeks ago
It’s a warm summer day and a lovely young couple are walking along the beach hand-in-hand, giddy as they enjoy each another’s company and the spoils of young love. Now what would happen if I told you that the young woman was Zulu and her lover was Caucasian? Would I need to mention in the…
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Rethinking our relationship with violence
a month ago
Modern society has a very complicated relationship with violence. The highest grossing action movies tend to be about the destruction of an enemy through brute force. I remember as a child going to the movies to watch karate movies, they had a common thread of vengeance. A child would for an example lose both parents…
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Forgive yourselves for low marks
a month ago
Yesterday, learners in public schools across the country received their reports for the last term of the year. My younger brother, who is in grade 11, was in a state of great anxiety informed by the fact that this report will be used to apply to universities next year when he is in matric. He…
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Lobola in the 21st Century
2 months ago
It is a delight to be admired. A single glance across a room and acknowledgement of your presence is flattering. A guy once approached me at a random event, greeted me with the upmost respect but asked a question that stunned me: “How much would your family want for me to have you?” Before I…
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The professional advantage
2 days ago
How to conduct yourself at work After being unemployed for quite some time, you have finally got the job. Congratulations! However, that’s just the beginning… Now you need to focus on behaving professionally. Just being in the job isn’t enough. You need to behave in a way that your boss and your team members see…
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Workwise: Keep motivated while unemployed
a week ago
South Africa has a high unemployment rate which impacts all its citizens. Searching for a job takes its toll – especially if you’ve been looking for months or years and are still unemployed. Many lose motivation and along with it, their drive to be productive. Are you feeling demotivated? Here are a few pointers you…
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Dealing with online job interviews
2 weeks ago
Your revamped CV and cover letter caught someone’s eye? Great! You’ve got an interview! The catch is that you’re not being invited to an office, you’re going to be doing it via Zoom or another video conferencing platform. Video interviews are now an important part of today's recruitment process and the Covid-19 pandemic has increased…